Source: The Scotsman, 28th November 1927
THE ALL-IMPORTANT GOAL.Aberdeen attacked at the start, and Bruce (R.) worked through to shoot wide, following which Lawson repeated the movement from Iong range. On St Mirren's first serious attack McDonald (J.) hit the Aberdeen crossbar with a terrific shot, and later Gebbie headed over with Blackwell out of his goal. Aberdeen returned to the attack, and when Hay missed his kick, McDermid fastened on to find the net with a ground shot from a difficult angle. Following this. St Mirren attacked in spirited fashion, and McDonald (J.) headed over. The Aberdeen defence continued to be hard pressed, and Blackwell saved off Gebbie's head. Following a breakaway and a centre by Smith, Cheyne had a chance, but missed the ball. Play was soon back at Blackwell's end where Bruce (D.) stopped Gebbie in the act of shooting, and later the Aberdeen goalkeeper saved a dangerous header from McCrae. Following another run and cross by Smith Cheyne had a chance, but and sent high. Robertson saved from Bruce (R.), and later Cheyne had a great shot that swerved across the home goal, and went for a bye. McCrae raised St Mirren hopes with a brilliant run and shot which Blackwell negatived in fine style, and at the other end Bruce (R.) just missed the home goal with an express shot. After a free kick close in had been disposed of by McHale, clever play by Cheyne put Aberdeen again on attack, but Smith shot wildly. McDermid and Gebbie required attention, but were able to carry on, and play ruled from end to end at a great pace. After Robertson had dropped a ball from Smith, Yorston obtained possession to return in front of goal, and the Aberdeen left winger headed just high of the crossbar. After several attacks by the home forwards had been repelled, Cheyne had a header deflected by Hay, and a grand shot by Yorston was cleverly saved by Robertson.
ABERDEEN HARD PRESSED.Cheyne and Brace (R.) changed places in the Aberdeen attack in the second half. St Mirren hotly assailed the Aberdeen goal at the outset, and Blackwell had difficulty in punching clear after McHale had miskicked. Following this, Cheyne had a great burst through the centre, but was shouldered off before he could shoot. Subsequently the home forwards again forced the game, and Blackwell was several times in action. He saved finely from McDonald (J.) and McCrae flashed the ball just wide of the goal. Later, after Morgan had centred, McCrae just missed with a header. The Aberdeen defence continued to put up a stubborn resistance. Blackwell fielded a lightning cross, and Jackson cleared after the ball had several times been blocked in front of Blackwell, and a shot by McCrae was stopped almost below the bar by McDermid. In a breakaway by Aberdeen Robertson only saved from Yorston at the second attempt, and a free kick by Smith went inches high of the home goal. After Blackwell had saved from Gebbie, Aberdeen forced two successive corners, and following upon Bruce having a shot blocked Smith sent wide. A terrific drive by McDonald (.T.) was saved by Blackwell, who in quick succession stopped shots by McCrae, Gebbie, Morgan, and Clark. They were often hard put to it, but the Aberdeen defence held out to the last and carried off the honours in a gruelling encounter.
Source: Press & Journal, 28th November 1927